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Collecting seashells on the beaches of Sanibel, Captiva and the world

Bonnie’s Beach Bite

Posted by on Jul 25, 2010 in Blind Pass, Tropical Storm Bonnie | 17 comments

Blind Pass after tropical storm Bonnie

Grrrrrr. Bonnie took a big bite out of the beach at Blind Pass. We knew this could be a possibility with her east winds but…. come on! She barely gave us enough rain to water my yard. Oh well, the sand will fill back in and the shells will be back in no time. This is how I see it….. The churning gulf water dislodged my junonia and it’s rolling on the gulf floor right now towards our islands and will wash up on the beach at my feet next week.

Bonnie's bite of Blind Pass

More Blind Pass erosion by Bonnie

Sanibel Blind Pass with churned water

I didn’t have luck any where else o the beaches either. Anybody else?

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What Will Bonnie Bring?

Posted by on Jul 24, 2010 in Island Inn, Lighthouse, Sanibel, Storms, Tropical Storm Bonnie, West Gulf Drive | 6 comments

West Gulf Drive Access #7

Sometimes after a storm, the high tide will bring in the shells. This morning’s high tide didn’t show much promise (as you can see) after Tropical storm Bonnie went through Florida yesterday. She went north of us with east winds ( we hardly got any rain or wind) so right now it looks like she took all of the shells with her…and some of the beach sand too. Tomorrow we have a full moon (yeah!) so I’ll give you another shelling update on the morning high tide and the evening low tide.  Here are some more pictures of the beaches we checked out in Sanibel.

West Gulf Drive Beach access #1

Looks like potential shells but not much really but old shells and lots of foam.

Island Inn Beach

We even went in front of Island Inn beachfront resort but still didn’t have much luck finding shells on the beach. We did see some fabulous shell displays inside the Inn. I could do a whole post on this historical property and the shell displays but here’s a tease and hopefully I’ll get to take more pictures when I’m not on a scavenger hunt for Bonnie’s beach treasures.

Island Inn shell display

Sanibel lighthouse beach causeway view

Sanibel pier lighthouse view

We didn’t find anything here either. The gulf waters are still churning out there so who knows what the week will bring. I’m still thinking positive thoughts.

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